04 Jul, 2019

Trainee / Junior Analyst – Data Preston

  • DataCareer GmbH
  • Preston, UK
Big Data

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Purpose of role 

Data has been compared to oil and gold. Yet, efficient gathering of data remains a challenge in investment in private market. The role is for someone passionate about efficient and creative data collection, manipulation and visualisation, and curious about how this works in investment decision making. The trainee/analyst will work closely with internal and external portfolio managers to enhance collection of financial, social and environmental data across private equity, debt and infrastructure assets, and build and refine excel databases and models to empower improved analysis at the highest level of the investment chain, including the Chief Investment Officer. 

Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) manages the investments of local government pension schemes. It was formed in 2016 and has quickly grown to £16 billion in assets under management. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our tight-knit, fast -paced Investment Strategy team. The trainee/analyst will gain industry experience whilst enjoying mentoring and the development opportunities offered to all LPP employees through our Training & Development Framework. 

The role is based in Preston, reporting directly to the Head of Responsible Investment, and will work closely with the Investment Strategy Deputy Portfolio Manager based in London. While there is no formal rotation in the Trainee Programme for this role, the trainee will be working closely with other departments across Investment. There is flexibility for the opportunity to be a traineeship or junior analyst role, depending on the candidate. LPP Trainee Programme offer a paid year-long placement for graduates and those seeking their first role in the investment industry. 

Key Responsibilities 

Responsibilities to include: 

  • Developing technical skills and knowledge of various data systems in relation to current placement
  • Carrying out tasks and responsibilities with accuracy and efficiency, demonstrating high levels of productivity and attention to detail.
  • Gaining knowledge of systems and processes through application on the job
  • Frequent attendance at business meetings, not limited to the meetings required as part of the placement.
  • Participating in business debate, not only following but understanding direction and carrying out tasks in a business context.
  • Participation in wider industry experiences, such as external briefings on industry matters (regulation, risk, and financial instruments) business line specific events with peers and subject matter experts.
  • Establishing a diverse and broad network across the business relevant to the current placement but also more broadly.
  • Developing confidence and skill in building relationships; being approachable, flexible and displaying high levels of interest and engagement.
  • While the role has a focus on contributing to existing investment processes, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the remit to their own strengths and background.

Person Specification 

  • Applicants should be committed to LPP’s values and will be expected to demonstrate the following essential skills:
  • Demonstrable ability to manipulate data in Excel. Knowledge of Python is a plus.
  • Interest in working within the investment industry. Knowledge of investment or investment industry is a plus, though not required.
  • Capability to perform research and analysis, and present clear and actionable summaries of their findings
  • Interest and ability to develop trust in relationships with stakeholders, including portfolio managers
  • Ability to work within a team, as well as being adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to use own initiative to manage priorities and deliver to a consistent standard of excellence
  • Strong written communication skills and ability to communicate orally in a clear and concise manner
  • Proficiency in MS office suite

  • Some work experience is ideal, though not required

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